International Film Club

About the International Film Club
The arts, and particularly film, have a special ability to transport us to other places, times, and realities and give us insight into the ways and the whys of the world. The International Relations Council is proud to introduce a new effort to explore international realities and global issues using films of the world and about the world. The IRC’s International Film Club will meet monthly to discuss an award-winning film and the international topics, themes, and issues it raises. Subject-matter experts will guide our experience, preparing us with questions and other context before viewing the film and leading the conversation during our monthly meeting. Films, with subtitles if needed, will be readily available on common streaming services. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning. 

All programs take place from 7-8 p.m. Central Time

Upcoming Programs
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - Timbuktu, with former Peace Corps members Philip Lesniewski and Emily Hurley
Monday, October 26, 2020 - The Insult, with Dr. Michael Makara, IRC Board Member and Associate Professor, Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of Central Missouri
Monday, November 30, 2020 - One Man and His Cow (La Vache), presented in partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Kansas City

Past Programs
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Parasite, with KU Professor, Dr. Joo Ok Kim
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - Da 5 Bloods with Screenwriter, Director, and KU Professor Kevin Willmott 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – Roma, with KU Professor Tamara Falicov

Using Zoom
This event will be hosted through the free online meeting platform, Zoom. This link will bring you directly to the download page for Zoom. After downloading, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with its features.

Once you register for the event, you will receive an IRC email with the link to join the session. Simply click this link and grant permission for Zoom to open the link. You will then automatically join the event. You may access the room five minutes before the event is set to begin.

If you are interested in leading a discussion on an international film, please contact Evan at